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Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History
May 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Retrace the history of the museum from its origins in the 1960s as the Museum of History and Technology to today's National Museum of American History.

American History Museum
Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History
May 16, 2014 – August 22, 2016

Explore the museum's transformation from a history and technology museum to one devoted to American history through images of key exhibitions and activities.

American History Museum
Artists and their Models
May 15, 2014 – August 27, 2014

Letters, photographs, and objects illuminate the stories of artists and their models.

Archives of American Art
An American in London: Whistler and the Thames
May 3, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Rarely seen drawings, watercolors, and pastels, alongside iconic nocturnes, are featured in this first major James McNeill Whistler exhibition in the Sackler Gallery.

Sackler Gallery
Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget
May 2, 2014 – August 3, 2014

See how artist Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) addressed issues of postwar America.

American Art Museum
Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part II
May 2, 2014 – November 2, 2014

Photographic portraits by Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) include those of Georgia O'Keeffe, Jonas Salk, Marian Anderson, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Arden, I.M. Pei, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Portrait Gallery
The Great Picture
April 26, 2014 – November 17, 2014

See a 3,375-square-foot photograph taken in 2006 by the largest pinhole camera in the world.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
The Early Sixties: American Science
April 25, 2014 – August 23, 2015

See some cutting-edge technology circa 1964, the year the National Museum of American History (originally the Museum of History and Technology) opened.

American History Museum
The Early Sixties: American Culture
April 25, 2014 – August 23, 2015

Experience the culture of the early 1960s, the era in which the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, opened.

American History Museum
1965 Ford Mustang
April 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015

An silver-blue 1965 Ford Mustang evokes 1964, the year the museum opened to the public.

American History Museum
Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction
April 18, 2014 – January 11, 2015

See how mid-20th century artists reinvented portraiture as a progressive art form for a new generation.

Portrait Gallery
The Rex Room
April 15, 2014 – October 20, 2014

See what it takes to put a T. rex on view while the museum processes and scans this huge skeleton, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Natural History Museum
Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse
April 12, 2014 – September 14, 2014

Approximately 45 works—paintings, prints, jewelry, and sculpture—explore the theme of abstraction as an extension of Haida art and philosophy.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
April 9, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Learn about the little-known arts of Liberia and Sierra Leone through 70 artworks from the collection of William Siegmann.

African Art Museum
In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014

See a portrait of award-winning actor Mickey Rooney.

Portrait Gallery
Marian Anderson: Artist and Symbol
April 8, 2014 – November 11, 2014

See Marian Anderson's orange-and-black velvet ensemble, which she wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939.

American History Museum
Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space
April 2, 2014 – May 26, 2014

See the pressurized balloon gondola in which Felix Baumgartner traveled to the edge of space.

Air and Space Museum
Kiyochika: Master of the Night
March 29, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Kobayashi Kiochika's prints of Tokyo were unlike anything previously produced by a Japanese artist. Created primarily at dawn, dusk, and night, his prints depict subjects veiled in sharply angled light, shadows, and darkness.

Sackler Gallery
The Lost Bird Project
March 27, 2014 – March 15, 2015

Bronze sculptures immortalize North American birds that have been driven to extinction.

Smithsonian Gardens
Pop Art Prints
March 21, 2014 – August 31, 2014

View 37 rarely seen pop art prints from the 1960s.

American Art Museum

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